Wow, can you believe it The Flower Challenge is one year old! We've had an fantastic first year thanks to my fabulous teamies and of course all the amazing support from all you wonderful bloggers out there. We now have over 160 followers and our success is beyond anything we could have imagined.
I have to send massive thanks to Aileen who decided to set up the challenge and invited me to be a part of it. I also have to say a big thank you to Viv who is our technical expert and who helps Aileen keep us all under control - not task for the faint hearted!
To thank you for all your support and to celebrate our first birthday we've been lucky enough to have some amazing sponsors and have not one, but nine amazing prizes up for grabs this month!
Our theme this month is
Use Your Favourite Flower
I'm not sure if this was an easy or hard challenge theme! I love lots of flowers, but in the end decided that one of my favourite things is when the spring blossom appears on the trees and so I went with that for my card. I have to confess that I'm sure I CASE'd this card from somewhere, but can't remember where - possibly a card by Faye Wynn-Jones.
I used the blossom from the Clearly Besotted Beautiful Friend set (this is the one that also has the fuschia in it) and stamped it on tuxedo black memento ink on alcohol pen friendly card before colouring it in with my trusty copics and fussy cutting it. On a 6x6 card blank I stamped the image around the edges in memento London Fog. I die cut the Lawn Fawn Scripty friends three times out of pink card and stacked them up to give more definition and the glued the sentiment and image to the card. Simples!
We can't wait to see your fantastic creations, please remember to check out our rules to make sure that your entry is eligible to win one of our nine wonderful prizes and of course, have fun!
This is gorgeous Cara, I went with a Clearly Besotted image for my GD card too - they do some amazing florals. I love the design - the grey stamping around the outside of the main image is just beautiful and that gorgeous pop of pink for the sentiment is perfect! LisaReplyDelete
So pretty and love how you've kept the background stamping grey...love it! xReplyDelete
Very pretty Cara. The clean background makes the flowers really jump off the card. Angela xXxReplyDelete
Oh that's so pretty Cara, great colouring on your flowers!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Cara, love the background stamping and the cherry blossom is so pretty :)ReplyDelete
Hugs Kaz xx
I do like the way that you have created the border around the edge. The cherry blossom is such a pretty choice. Like you I love all flowers so this is a hard challenge to know what to use. Hugs Mrs A.ReplyDelete
Such a pretty card!ReplyDelete
Love this one Cara, beautifully designed and coloured, Kate xReplyDelete
Hello Cara:I love, love how you framed this gorgeous Cherry branch with the gray ones, this truly makes the beautifully colored flowers pop!!ReplyDelete
Love the font on your fabulous sentiment.
This past year has flown by for me, being part of this team is one of the most rewarding experiences of my short blogging adventures, love being in such an amazing company.
super cas card..love how you left the edges in bl and wh and then added the flower in the center...gorgeous.ReplyDelete
what a very brilliant card, and your design is brilliant.
Love the beautiful Apple Blossom stamped image, amd your colouring is super too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.
Love the contrast between the colour and grey......may need to pinch this idea for some stamps I have to use but will mention you in dispatches lol!
Beautiful flower. Nice coloring, too. [Bunny]ReplyDelete
I love this one too!! I used a CB stamp too - I just love them, and I've got more of their florals lately because of this challenge. I've loved this past year, after we got over the teething problems, I think we are really flying and I agree, Viv does a great job of keeping us in check xxReplyDelete
Such a fabulous card Cara and thanks for the lovely comments also ;) hugs Viv xxReplyDelete
I think the theme is a hard one :)!!! For me definitely!!! Cherry blossoms are one of my favorite flowers, too! Love you added gray floral clusters on the edges! Fabulous card, Cara!ReplyDelete
Very pretty card and I can understand why you love blossom as for me it signifies the warmer days of summer are not far away , thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Fabulous card, Cara. Using the main focus stamp to make the background using a grey stamp pad is so effective. xxReplyDelete
Happy First Birthday to the Flower Challenge blog. I love your card. The colours are so pretty and that lovely image makes a super background in grey. BarbxxReplyDelete
Love your card Cara, great backgroundReplyDelete
What a very pretty card - gorgeous colours. x AnneReplyDelete
I adore this stamp - one of my favourite floral stamps and so fun to colour! You've made it shine on this gorgeous card, Cara!ReplyDelete
Absolutely stunning, your colouring of that cherry blossom is fabulous Karen xReplyDelete